What are dashboards and how do they relate to business? Aren’t they vehicle interfaces that display speed, mileage, fuel and other parameters at a glance? Dashboards are important tools for business operations. Just like the dashes in cars, business dashes are visual representations of a business’ performance in real time. The business, in this case, is considered as the engine under the hood while the executive dashboard is comparable to the car dash that displays the critical details of the car performance in real time.